Abbie - posted on 04/19/2009 ( 74 moms have responded )
Our son who is 12.5 months old, is overly strong willed. The reason I say this is...... he must be with me all the time! If he knows I am home he must be with me. I can't go to the bathroom with out him; I can't leave him for a second....... not even to toss a diaper in the trash get a pop......nothing or he freaks. He will throw a bit of a fit if I leave the house but then after a few mintues he is fine. But tonight he was horrible so we left him in his highchair until he stopped crying; it took 45 mintues. He will go to Daddy but wants me all the time.
Is there anyone out there that can help us to show him that just because I am not with him constantly that it is ok. I don't believe this is separation anxiety either; this has been a growing problem for the last 5 month. Also note he is really bad at others homes; with the exception of of grammas where he goes for daycare. But he screamed all through Easter until we left. Any advice would be great, I am starting to think that its something I have done. Also note: I am not one to run to him at the drop of a hat. I am trying to teach him to be ok with out me..........ITS NOT WORKING!